The hardest part of the college application process


Posted by Ryan DeVito on 13 May 2018

The college application process has a reputation for being lengthy and difficult. A new survey reveals what students think is the hardest part of the process. Could these survey results help you prioritize as you apply to college?

Check out this article that details the Edswell survey. About 14,000 high school students responded to the survey, and a whopping 48.6% of them indicated that writing the application essays was the hardest part of the whole application process. That's more than double the 21.2%, the next largest group, who thought that taking standardized tests was the hardest part! How can you use these results to help you? Start thinking about your college essays early. The Common App essay prompts are already available, and rising seniors can use the summer to begin planning their essays. Above all, stay organized, and don't leave the application essays for the last minute.

What do you think is the hardest part of the college application process? We would love to hear your comments below.